Minnesota Sports Briefs: T-Wolves continue as they go down to WizardsMinnesota Sports
-- Jordan Crawford came off the bench to score a game-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor and Bradley Beal added 16 points and four blocks as the Washington Wizards toppled the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, 114-101.
WASHINGTON D.C. (Sports Network) - Jordan Crawford came off the bench to score a game-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor and Bradley Beal added 16 points and four blocks as the Washington Wizards toppled the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, 114-101.
Nene and John Wall scored 14 points apiece for Washington, which extended its season-high home winning streak to four games. Wall, who made his first start of the season, also contributed five assists and two blocks in the victory. The Wizards have won five of eight since Wall returned to the team's lineup after a left kneecap injury forced him to miss the start of the season.
Derrick Williams poured in 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves, who have dropped six straight road contests and eight of their last nine overall. Andrei Kirilenko added 17 points and four boards in the losing effort. The Wolves played yet again without forward Kevin Love (hand), guard Brandon Roy (knee), center Nikola Pekovic (quadriceps) and forward Chase Budinger (knee). They came into the game having lost their last five on the road by an average of 15.0 points.
The No. 1 ranked University of Minnesota men's hockey team was upset by No. 14 Minnesota State Friday 2-1 in front of over 10,000 fans Friday at Mariucci Arena. Brett Knowles scored the winning goal at the 19:16 mark of the third period to break a 1-1 tie. Nate Schmidt had the U's lone goal despite outshooting the Mavericks 38-33. Stephan Williams had 37 saves for MSU as they will host the Gophers at the Verizon Wireless Center tonight in Mankato as part of the home-and-home series.